Were You Harmed by Toxic Water in Flint, Michigan?
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Up to 12,000 children have been exposed to extraordinary high levels of lead contaminated water since April 2014 when city officials changed the drinking water source for Flint, Michigan from Lake Huron treated water in the Detroit water system to the Flint River water treatment plant. City officials sent toxic water into the homes of residents, causing children to drink, bath in, and consume lead-tainted water.
Almost immediately, residents began complaining of foul smelling, discolored water that was heavy with sediment. Residents report that after consuming and bathing in the water, they began to suffer hair loss, skin rashes, nausea, and vomiting. The city then issued a boil-order that only made things worse, as lead becomes even more concentrated when boiled in water.
How Toxic is Flint Water?
The EPA considers 5 ppb (parts per billion) of lead in drinking water as cause for concern. Samples from homes across Flint found results ranging from 27 ppb to 1,000 ppb and even up to 5,000 ppb, a sample level that the EPA defines as toxic waste.
Toxic Lead Poisoning Causes Severe and Permanent Damage to Organs
In adults, lead consumption Interferes with body processes and can cause severe and permanent damage to:
- Reproductive system
Lead poisoning can also cause infertility, cancer, high blood pressure, and joint and muscle pain.
Children Are Particularly at Risk from Toxic Lead Poisoning
Lead poisoning is particularly harmful for developing children and can cause life-long learning, behavioral and physical issues because lead is particular harmful to a child’s developing nervous system and brain. Newborns and young children who rely on formula are particularly at risk.
Symptoms of toxic lead poisoning include:
- Confusion or brain fog
- Abdominal pain
- Irritability and mood changes
- And in severe cases, lead poisoning can cause coma, seizures, and death
At least a dozen lawsuits have been filed on behalf of residents and their children who consumed toxic lead water for almost two years and this number is expected to increase greatly as more families learn about their legal rights to safe drinking water and negligent acts of the officials tasked with keeping residents safe.
We are investigating allegations that officials acted negligently and recklessly, and violated multiple requirement of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Complete the form above now and we will call you to go over your situation and discuss how to proceed. We have been successfully helping people who have been harmed by the negligence of others for decades, and we stand ready to help you get the justice you deserve. We are two highly experienced firms assuming joint responsibility.
Complete the form on this page now so we can you get the compensation you deserve and force city officials to accept accountability for their negligent actions. We fight for justice and we don’t get paid, unless you get paid.